Tourist Places in Sivaganga

Sivaganga District is one among 32 districts in Tamil Nadu, India. Sivaganga town is administrative headquarter of Sivaganga district It is surrounded by Pudukkottai district on the Northeast, Tiruchirappalli on the North, Ramanathapuram district on South East, Virudhunagar district on South West and Madurai District on the West. According to Indian Census 2011, Sivaganga district had a population of 13, 39,101 with a gender-ratio of 1,003 females for every 1,000 males. The average literacy rate of the district was 78.89%. It is captivates many tourists in domestic as well as global. The following are the most popular tourist places in Sivaganga.

Edaikattur Church

Edaikattur Church is the holy Heart Shrine construct with full of arts in Gothic architectural style on the model of the RHEIMS cathedral in France. All those exquisite statues were brought from France 110 Years back to Edaikattur. It is located 36 KMs away from Madurai that is on the way to Rameswaram main road.

Kaleeswarar Temple

This holy temple Kalaiyarkoil is located in Sivaganga District. It is situated 18 Kms away from the east of Sivaganga, 30 Kms away from the west of Devakottai on the Devakottai - Manamadurai Road and 66 km south - East of Madurai - Tondi Road. "Kalaiyarkoil" derived its name from the Kaleeswarar temple of the place. This is one of the important pilgrim place in this district.

Kannadasan Memorial

Kannadasan was born in Thiru Mukkudalpatti in Karaikudi. He was a great Lyricist. He raised the level of Tamil Film Songs to Himalayan Heights. His songs are very famous all over the world. This memorial was opened on 21-10-1992 Situated at Karaikudi Opposite to new bus stand.

Karaikudi House And Hospitality

It is located 45 Kms away from Sivaganga district. This small town is known for its outstanding mansions constructed by the Chettiars - a castle known as much for their prosperity as well as their hospitality. Though the owners of these grand wonders have long scattered having left for distant shore, the beautifully carved wood work as well as the stone and mortar work of these houses can still be appreciated. Here, the Alagappa College founded by the late Dr. Alagappa Chettiar has been upgraded now as a deemed University and is known as Alagappa University. It is one of the famous universities in India.

Deivam Wonderland

It is situated at a distance of about 1 Kilometre from Pillayarpatti and 14 Kms away from Karaikudi on the Rameswaram to Madurai Road NH7. The antiquity value of the temple is exhibited in Deivam Wonder Land Museum worldwide various sculptures of Lord Ganesh are the gems of the museum. So, no one miss this place.

Kandadevi Temple

Kandadevi is located 3 Kms away from Devakottai Town. Here the Temple is called as Arulmigu Sowarna Moortheeswarar alias Siragilinathar. The Amman is called as Periya Nayaki Amman. This is 350 years old Temple. This temple is maintained by Sivaganga Devasthanam

Kundrakudi Temple

Arulthiru Shanmuganathan sacred temple is located at 10 Kms away from Karaikudi, Sivaganga District. Construct around the year 1000 in Lord Shanmuganathan is the presiding deity and the history is referred ancient Mayuragiri Puranam.

Marudupandiyar Memorial

Marudupandiyar were not afraid of Britisher's bullet and fought for the independence of our beloved country. The Maruthu brothers are the descendents of Sivaganga Velu Nachiyar who ruled powerfully. For the sake of their citizens, they surrendered to the Britisher’s during 1801 and then hanged. Periya Maruthu was born on 1748 and Chinna Maruthu was on 1753, both were hanged on 08-10-1801. Maruthupandiyar's memorial is situated in Swedish Mission Hospital Campus. The memorial was opened for the visiting public on 21-10-1992. So, this is one of the famous tourist spot in Sivaganga district.

Pillaiyarpatti Temple

This is a rock-cut temple is 12 Kms away from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road. It was built after hewing a hillock by the early Pandya kings and the image of Karpaga Vinayagar and that of a Siva Linga were carved out of a stone by a sculptor called Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription is found even today in the sanctum. He put his signature in Tamil Language which was in use between 2nd and 5th century AD. This is one of the famous temples which are known by all over the world.


Ilayankudi Mara Nayanar was one among 63 Saivite saints, He was a farmer. Maranar was his name and lived here. He was a great devotee of Lord Siva and his devotees.

Thirukostiyur Temple

This is vital out of 108 Vaishnava temples. The Alwar Ramanujar has visited and prayed God Sri Vishnu. The God's name is Swami Narayana Perumal", here the god is in five floors. This is also called as south Tirupathi'. Every year, 'Masi magam Deepam' is celebrated with pomp and keenness.